Uganda Fly-In Safari

A stunning 4 day fly-in gorilla safari maximising time on the ground in Bwindi Forest with these gentle giants.

Itinerary Summary

Duration
4 Days
Price
£1775
When
Year Round
Destination
Uganda
Type
Small Group Safari or Tailor-Made
Duration Price When Destination Type
4 Days £1775 Year Round Uganda Small Group Safari or Tailor-Made
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About this trip

This short, four day safari, flies directly into Bwindi so you can start tracking gorillas the very next day. Two of your four days can be spent tracking the gorillas for maximum time with these wonderful creatures and there are other options too, from self-guided walks and birding on the Batwa trail, so you can cram as much as possible into your quick Uganda adventure. Perfect for anyone with limited time in the country, this safari enables you to see what this unique area is famous for in just four days. 

 

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Short fly-in safari for those with limited time, cutting down transfer times.
  • Two days tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  • Explore the exciting Batwa Trail.

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A four day gorilla fly-in safari in Uganda  
from $2,299 per person during low season/£1,960 per person during high season, excluding international flights and gorilla permits

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Entebbe - Bwindi

Upon your arrival into Entebbe International Airport you are met and then will catch your onward internal flight to Kihihi airstrip in Bwindi. Met by your expert guide upon arrival, you transfer a short distance (approx. 45mins) to the lovely Bwindi Lodge. A chance to relax, admire the views over the forest and enjoy a self-guided river walk, before preparing for your gorilla tracking in the morning.

Overnight: Bwindi Lodge (L, D)

Day 2

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Today’s activities may be amongst the most exciting and challenging of any safari! The gorillas we are allowed to track belong to one of only a few habituated family groups. For up to five years each, these groups have undergone an extremely delicate process that has gradually brought them to tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. The gorillas are by no means tame, and are completely wild animals. However, experienced guides will accompany you on your tracking, many of whom have been involved in the habituation process themselves. The guides will use their knowledge of the gorillas' habits and information from the previous day to locate the group's whereabouts.

Overnight: Bwindi Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 3

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Today you can spend a second day tracking gorillas. A fantastic experience and one that we recommend you make the most of. Ideally try and spend as little time today behind the lens of your camera as possible so you can fully appreciate this once in a lifetime experience. If you would prefer, you could enjoy forest walks around Bwindi, visit the Bwindi Community Hospital, visit the Ride 4 a Woman Community Sewing Project, go birding, or explore the exciting Batwa Trail.

Overnight: Bwindi Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4

Bwindi - Depart

Today you will fly back from Bwindi to Entebbe for your onward international flight home.

This safari is available as a set-departure or tailor-made to meet your specific requirements including your preferred number of days, dates of travel, standard of lodges and budget. Please note that the cost of this safari does not include gorilla permits, which are priced at £960 for two permits.

ABOUT SHORT GORILLA TRACKING SAFARIS

We currently offer short 4-day or 5-day gorilla tracking safaris in four destinations: Rwanda, Uganda, the DRC and the Republic of Congo. To find out which trip is the one for you, click here to view our detailed guide that outlines the different experiences offered by each safari.

Talk to one of our specialists for further details on our tailor-made safaris in Uganda.

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